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WCO's Winnick takes huge swing at T-Mobile: 'You should be ashamed'
News Analysis | 6/30/2022

WCO wants to purchase the spectrum licenses that T-Mobile is leasing from schools and other educational institutions. WCO's founder, Gary Winnick, says T-Mobile is unfairly bullying those license holders.

AT&T, Dish and CableLabs lead O-RAN Alliance efforts in US
News Analysis | 6/30/2022

AT&T and Dish hosted the O-RAN Alliance's testing efforts earlier this year, while CableLabs' Kyrio unit will open the alliance's first Open Test and Integration Center (OTIC) in the Americas.

Malaysia government, telcos finally agree on 5G industry structure
News Analysis | 6/30/2022

Malaysia's six leading telcos agree on terms to invest in the government-backed 5G wholesaler DNB. The agreement finally paves the way for the launch of 5G commercial service 18 months behind schedule.

Vodafone adds 1,400 engineers and flaunts APIs in software reboot
News Analysis | 6/30/2022

The UK-based operator has beefed up its software team and been developing some innovative new features.

Dave Mayo issues mea culpa on Dish's 5G performance
News Analysis | 6/30/2022

Early reports on Dish's 5G network found dramatic performance inconsistencies. But the company's networking chief, Dave Mayo, promises that 'we'll work through it.'

Back to the future: why the next generation of PON needs to look backward
Guest Perspectives | 6/30/2022

In the world of fiber broadband, looking backward is by far the best way to move forward. New PON technologies must be backward compatible to ensure a smooth evolution from generation to generation.

The Divide: Connected Nation's Heather Gate on maps, grants and the 'future-proof' fallacy
LRTV Interviews | 6/30/2022

Heather Gate, vice president of digital inclusion at Connected Nation, joins the podcast to discuss collaborating with states on broadband maps and grant requests, and why she dislikes the phrase 'future proof.'

Secure Services Edge market scores $800M in revenue for Q1, Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 6/30/2022

The Secure Services Edge (SSE) grew 40% year-over-year to over $800 million in revenue in Q1, according to Dell'Oro Group.

Eurobites: BT asks for more time to rip-and-replace Huawei gear
News Analysis | 6/30/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Umlaut has a 5G lab; Vodafone and Ericsson help with cargo management; TIM gets the thumbs-up from eco-scientists.

FCC turns spotlight back onto TikTok
News Analysis | 6/30/2022

FCC commissioner Brendan Carr calls on Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores.

BT working on closure of 4,500 exchanges
News Analysis | 6/30/2022

BT provides an update on its network strategy, with a focus on Network Cloud, edge computing - and open RAN 'when it shows benefits.'

AT&T partners with Amarillo to upgrade city's network
News Analysis | 6/29/2022

Following similar public/private fiber upgrade projects in rural areas, AT&T is targeting more than 22,000 customer locations via a three-year, multi-million agreement with the Texas panhandle city.

Turning off 2G in China harder than it looks
News Analysis | 6/29/2022

Despite years of effort and repeated government instructions, the three Chinese telcos struggle to migrate customers from aging 2G and 3G networks to 4G or 5G.

Open RAN vendor Parallel Wireless makes significant staff cuts
News Analysis | 6/29/2022

Brassy open RAN vendor Parallel Wireless has laid off an undisclosed number of employees. The company's CEO noted that the economy, the supply chain and "the pace of adoption of open RAN," were contributing factors.

Indiana's Hoosier Net takes a crack at beefing up the middle-mile
CxO Spotlight | 6/29/2022

In this podcast, Rob Shema, CEO of Com Net Inc. and Hoosier Net, discusses a plan to interconnect telcos and electric cooperatives to beef up broadband quality and reliability amid the pursuit of federal funding for rural broadband.

India scraps spectrum usage fees before 5G auction
News Analysis | 6/29/2022

India's government will not charge operators usage fees for spectrum, but its reserve prices in the upcoming auction remain high.

Samsung fills its 2G hole in new challenge to Ericsson and Nokia
News Analysis | 6/29/2022

The South Korean vendor had looked hamstrung by its lack of a 2G product but is now promoting a virtualized baseband offer.

Eurobites: Vodafone makes the UK case for 'full 5G'
News Analysis | 6/29/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arm trumpets new gaming-friendly GPU; Mavenir in the mix for European public warning systems; Sweden's Telness Tech scores Series A funding.

Tele2 joins AWS public cloud party
News Analysis | 6/29/2022

Operator hooks up with AWS Partner Network to expand digital service offerings for the public sector and different industry verticals.

Aviat looks to pass Nokia with $235M play for Ceragon
News Analysis | 6/28/2022

Aviat Networks is launching a $235 million takeover bid for Ceragon Networks in a move that would put the combined company ahead of Nokia in microwave backhaul. But Ceragon doesn't sound too interested.

Colt, Versa team up on SASE
News Analysis | 6/28/2022

Colt's new SASE service can be deployed via the cloud and/or on-premises; Colt is deploying the Versa Secure Web Gateway and other Versa services within its own cloud.

Amazon works the refs on Starlink's 'Gen2' satellite constellation
News Analysis | 6/28/2022

Amazon, which has satellite broadband ambitions of its own, tells the FCC that SpaceX should be limited to operating a 'small subset' of nearly 30,000 low-Earth orbit satellites as interference issues are ironed out.

T-Mobile continues building an ad business, despite ongoing controversies
News Analysis | 6/28/2022

T-Mobile is now officially selling its Android customers' data, even while its corporate parent Deutsche Telekom states that 'the most valuable thing that our customers entrust to us is their personal data.'

CableLabs takes aim at network and service convergence
LRTV Interviews | 6/28/2022

In this podcast, Carmela Stuart, director of the future infrastructure group at CableLabs, discusses several projects underway to explore use cases and tech requirements for supporting 5G and DOCSIS at the network edge.

Here are seven questions dogging the FCC's broadband 'nutrition labels'
DanoVision | 6/28/2022

The FCC wants broadband providers to display easy-to-understand labels to allow consumers to comparison shop for broadband services. But creating broadband labels isn't straightforward.

New York broadband map reveals disparities
News Analysis | 6/28/2022

A broadband map commissioned by New York shows 97.4% of the state is considered 'served,' but it also exposes regional gaps and economic disparities.

BT staff threaten summer of disconnection after CEO pay soars
Morris Lore | 6/28/2022

Strike action over pay could plunge the UK into a broadband blackout and would follow a 32% pay increase for BT's boss.

Eurobites: Proximus goes 5G slicing with Nokia
News Analysis | 6/28/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson updates on Vonage deal; Telecom Italia in line for state-backed loan; BT targets the unconnected.

China's newest operator launches into 5G market
News Analysis | 6/28/2022

China's fourth telco debuts amid fears of price war between mobile network operators.

Biden's net neutrality strategy looks doomed
DanoVision | 6/27/2022

It's been around 250 days since President Biden nominated Gigi Sohn as the fifth FCC commissioner. Now, it looks increasingly likely that she will never be approved into the agency.

Bringing fiber to Alaska's 'Deadliest Catch' region
News Analysis | 6/27/2022

GCI's Heather Handyside and Mike Bertsch discuss the GCI Alaska United Aleutians Fiber Project, an effort that will deploy more than 800 miles of subsea fiber to help bring 2-Gig broadband to communities in one of the world's most remote regions.

Zendesk takes private road with $10.2B deal
News Analysis | 6/27/2022

Private equity firms Permira and Hellman & Friedman agree to acquire SaaS player Zendesk, albeit at a price well below the $17 billion offer made (and rejected) on Zendesk just a few months ago.

Digital 9 to buy a bigger chunk of Arqiva
News Analysis | 6/27/2022

CPP Investments will sell its stake in Arqiva to Digital 9 for over GB pound 459 million (US$563 million). Digital 9 pointed to the firm's 'high quality, blue-chip customer base.'

FCC wants answers about 'NextGen TV' transition
News Analysis | 6/27/2022

The FCC wants a progress report on broadcaster deployments of the ATSC 3.0 signaling standard, and what technical challenges, if any, cable and other pay-TV operators will face in carrying them.

Can Walmart help 5G providers navigate the cloud?
DanoVision | 6/27/2022

Walmart is concurrently using Microsoft and Google cloud services while also building a distributed network of its own cloud operations. The company's strategy could demonstrate a new way of working for 5G operators.

Eurobites: Campaign group wins UK personal data case
News Analysis | 6/27/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: repercussions of Belgium's 5G spectrum auction; Telecom Italia trials satellite-based multicast technology; Wimbledon latest.

BT fiber supplier says shortages threaten broadband targets
News Analysis | 6/27/2022

India's STL says raw materials are in short supply, lead times have lengthened and fiber costs have risen up to a quarter.

Telia seeks win-win with green energy deals
News Analysis | 6/27/2022

Sweden-based group signs Power Purchase Agreements in Denmark and Estonia.

1NCE doubles NB-IoT footprint
News Analysis | 6/27/2022

IoT carrier's overall cellular reach, which includes 2G, 3G and 4G, now extends to 140 countries.

China chips: Growing faster but still a laggard
News Analysis | 6/27/2022

China's chip sector is growing fast but it's still consuming far more than it produces - with growth driven by US sanctions.

DAA set to lead cable ops to next-gen HFC and FTTP
News Analysis | 6/24/2022

Cable ops aren't uniform on whether they'll go with DOCSIS 4.0 or make a leap to FTTP, but it's clear that upgrading to a flexible, distributed access architecture (DAA) will emerge as the common denominator.

Inconsistencies – and AT&T – dominate initial Dish 5G testing results
News Analysis | 6/24/2022

Dish's 5G network routinely pushed customers onto AT&T's network, even deep inside markets where Dish is advertising its coverage. Initial tests found that the company's network performance was inconsistent at best.

Netflix looking to buy – then possibly build – its advertising biz
News Analysis | 6/24/2022

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos confirmed this week that the streamer is in talks with multiple potential ad-tech partners, but suggested that Netflix might ultimately develop its own advertising platform.

Mint Mobile, backed by Ryan Reynolds, is up for sale
News Analysis | 6/24/2022

According to people familiar with the situation, Mint Mobile is up for sale along with Ultra Mobile and Plum Mobile, which offers MVNO enablement services.

Vodafone consults the Oracle for on-prem OSS/BSS
News Analysis | 6/24/2022

UK-based group embarks on plan to migrate "mission critical" OSS/BSS systems onto Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 'dedicated regions' in main European data centers.

The Divide: Ready's Scott Woods on what NTIA got right and wrong with BEAD
LRTV Interviews | 6/24/2022

Scott Woods, VP of community engagement at Ready, and a former NTIA official, joins the podcast to discuss the federal government's broadband grants and how Ready is helping ISPs prepare for funding opportunities.

Cisco exit will drive Russia further into China's embrace
News Analysis | 6/24/2022

The US equipment maker follows Nokia in deciding to wind down operations in Russia. Its move will make Russia even more heavily dependent on China.

Eurobites: A1 Telekom Austria opts for VMware's SD-WAN wizardry
News Analysis | 6/24/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Spain cuts deal with DAZN; London mayor tackles digital exclusion; Italian hacking job raises Google's hackles.

Vodafone Romania preps job cuts
News Analysis | 6/24/2022

Vodafone Group's Romanian unit is reportedly in negotiations over 300 redundancies as part of a wider reorganization.

India's digital startup ecosystem hits a slowdown
News Analysis | 6/24/2022

As life starts to return to normal can India's startup community sail through the move offline and the drop in available funding in the country?

'Robust' broadband choice squashes need for regulation, says trade group
Broadband World News | 6/23/2022

Study from ACA Connects argues that the case for new regulations has 'vanished' amid 'robust' broadband growth and competition.

AT&T's new COO says company is prepared for a recession
News Analysis | 6/23/2022

When asked about a possible recession in the US, AT&T's Jeff McElfresh said, 'The team is well equipped with the toolkit and customer lens to address that for our owners.'

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile tout Z-axis support for 911
News Analysis | 6/23/2022

Z-axis data, along with X- and Y-axis data, ought to let emergency responders know exactly which floor a 911 caller might be on. And now, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are successfully capturing that data.

Altice USA crosses fiber subscriber milestone as network upgrade expands
News Analysis | 6/23/2022

Top five US cable operator Altice USA said it has more than 100K FTTP customers. The network passes about 1.3M homes and businesses. Multi-gigabit speeds are on the way.

Dr. FAANG and the metaverse of madness
Morris Lore | 6/23/2022

Various Big Tech companies – but no telecom operators – club together to promote an interoperable, open and standards-based metaverse.

Airwaive touts progress in selling cell site finder to operators
News Analysis | 6/23/2022

Using Airwaive's service, network operators outline the locations where they need sites and the amount they're willing to pay. The offers are then delivered to property owners, who can decide if they're willing to host the equipment.

Broadband’s future goes beyond speeds and feeds
News Analysis | 6/23/2022

Attributes such as high reliability and low latency are becoming critical, even in the multi-gigabit era. 'Netflix isn't going to look any better' on a multi-gigabit broadband connection, notes Vodafone's Gavin Young.

Eurobites: Telefónica, NTT Data team up on 5G for industrial robots
News Analysis | 6/23/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: cross-border autonomous driving made easy; Arqiva wants to save old-school telly; more data centers for Finland, probably.

Elisa sets 5G uplink record with old pals Nokia, Qualcomm
News Analysis | 6/23/2022

Finnish operator demos 2.1 Gbit/s at the Nokia Arena using 26GHz spectrum.

Paramount+ starts European push
News Analysis | 6/22/2022

Paramount Global launched its premium streaming service in the UK and Ireland Wednesday as part of a larger global expansion drive.

Viasat's fastest downstream speed tier rises to 150 Mbit/s
News Analysis | 6/22/2022

Viasat, whose prior top speed for home broadband tapped out at 100 Mbit/s, has introduced the new 150-Meg tier in dozens of markets, with plans to make the faster offering available nationwide.

Broadband administration jobs abound across US
Broadband World News | 6/22/2022

Federal, state and local offices are hiring for a range of positions to manage billions of dollars in broadband grants.

T-Mobile facing lawsuit over shuttering Sprint's legacy 5G network
News Analysis | 6/22/2022

New lawsuit against T-Mobile takes aim at one of the first things the company did after it closed its Sprint purchase in 2020: Shuttering the Sprint 5G network that covered parts of 13 US cities.

Charter snags lion's share of Kentucky broadband funds
News Analysis | 6/22/2022

Charter Communications has picked up nearly $50 million in state grants to deploy broadband service in several rural Kentucky counties.

Today's booming $8B fiber access market is under attack
News Analysis | 6/22/2022

Vendors are piling into the multi-billion-dollar market for PON equipment while component costs are soaring.

China 5G shows good subs growth as handset sales slump
News Analysis | 6/22/2022

The world is on target to pass 1 billion 5G subs by the end of the year in the view of several market forecasts.

LTD bails on RDOF buildout in California
News Analysis | 6/22/2022

LTD was the big winner in the FCC's RDOF program. But 18 months later, the company still has not received any money through the effort. Now, it is exiting the California market.

Orange’s Bleu cloud floats toward reality
News Analysis | 6/22/2022

Orange and Capgemini said the Bleu cloud platform will launch its first services including Microsoft Azure in 2024.

Eurobites: Sweden shuts the door on Huawei again
News Analysis | 6/22/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia seeks 5G innovation in France; Orange helps Belgium fight digital exclusion; Google placates France's antitrust squad.

China has more than 5K 5G private networks
News Analysis | 6/22/2022

With 5,325 private networks, China's industrial 5G has achieved serious scale.

Reviewing Vodafone's Open RAN System Integration white paper
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/22/2022

Vodafone has ambitious plans for open RAN - it's aiming to deploy at 30% of its more than 100,000 European sites by 2030 - and is an influential voice in mobile network tech.

Dish loses appeal for AWS-3 spectrum licenses
News Analysis | 6/21/2022

In a battle with the FCC, Dish Network paid $515 million in fines and lost 197 AWS-3 spectrum licenses worth around $3.3 billion. A recent court ruling could be a final setback.

Dish's new T-Mobile deal could be a blow to AT&T
News Analysis | 6/21/2022

Dish announced a new $3.3 billion agreement with T-Mobile that lowers the prices Dish must pay to put its customers onto T-Mobile's 5G network. The deal also likely means Dish won't need AT&T.

China effect dampens interim 5G subs, says Ericsson
News Analysis | 6/21/2022

Ericsson's Mobility Report is a reminder making predictions about 5G is tricky, a task not made easier by the current economic and geopolitical environment.

Belgium sleepwalks into 5G and foists new entrants on market
Morris Lore | 6/21/2022

Europe's weirdest nation raises euro 1.2 billion from its long-delayed spectrum auction and throws yet more competitors into the mix.

Eurobites: Telenor lands Finnish smart meters job
News Analysis | 6/21/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN unveils 5G target; Ekinops passes the Microsoft audition; Zen and the art of getting a decent Wi-Fi signal.

Four key observations from Dish's 5G launch
DanoVision | 6/21/2022

Dish is finally turning years and years of spectrum hoarding into a commercial service. But building a network is just the first step. Here's a look at the company's competitive stance.

Global mobile network data traffic doubles in two years, Ericsson finds
News Analysis | 6/21/2022

Network equipment vendor Ericsson found that mobile network data traffic globally doubled in absolute numbers during the past two years, thanks to more smartphone users watching lots of video.

China Mobile pays $620M for controlling stake in security firm
News Analysis | 6/21/2022

Operator's investment arm China Mobile Capital has acquired 23.08% of Venustech's voting stock through its purchase of 284 million shares at 14.57 yuan.

Rogers rises after agreeing to C$2.85B Freedom sale to Quebecor
News Analysis | 6/20/2022

One of Canada's biggest operators is hopeful the sale of mobile assets will persuade regulators to bless its mega merger with Shaw.

AT&T, Verizon urge feds to tax Big Tech
News Analysis | 6/20/2022

Verizon and AT&T today push money into the Universal Service Fund via a mechanism that many argue isn't sustainable. Their solution? Get big technology companies like Amazon and Google to also start paying into the fund.

Despite critics, fiber rollout is a rare UK success story
Morris Lore | 6/20/2022

Despite fears of a 'digital' imbalance between fiber haves and have-nots, a surge of private-sector investment has been welcome.

Bouygues Telecom picks Ericsson as core 5G buddy
News Analysis | 6/20/2022

The France-based operator plans to roll out standalone 5G services in 2023.

Omdia's Jaimie Lenderman on the rise of global gigabit offerings
LRTV Interviews | 6/20/2022

Jaimie Lenderman, principal analyst at Omdia, sheds light on a recent report showing a rise in gigabit offerings across the globe and what's behind that rise. #FiberConnect

Singtel inks 5G/MEC campus deal with Hyundai
News Analysis | 6/20/2022

Singtel boldly claims Hyundai 'will have the leading facility for development of a metaverse for the manufacturing industry.'

States are gearing up to bet the farm on fiber
News Analysis | 6/20/2022

Instead of focusing on the business case, Pew's Kathryn de Wit said states should focus on the opportunity cost of not having fiber.

Eurobites: KKR et al put in bid for Deutsche's towers unit – report
News Analysis | 6/20/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Wi-Fi trials in Dublin; Jurassic Fibre extends UK rollout; Telia brings 5G to the Norwegian military.

AT&T, Verizon agree to another year of C-band mitigation around airports
News Analysis | 6/17/2022

The FAA said the big US wireless companies will work to keep their 5G signals from causing aircraft interference for the next year. AT&T and Verizon said they'll turn on their 5G gear using the C-band spectrum throughout the next 12 months.

WISPs freak over guidelines that may exclude FWA in unlicensed spectrum
News Analysis | 6/17/2022

'Unlicensed spectrum remains a critical tool for closing the digital divide. Removing it from the proverbial toolkit will mean fewer providers at the table,' argued wireless Internet provider Nextlink.

Off topic: Musician Autumn Nicholas on defying genre and telling stories
LRTV Interviews | 6/17/2022

The Nashville-based singer/songwriter, who performed this week at the Fiber Connect 2022 event, said bold storytelling is what sets her songs and lyrics apart.

Fiber Connect 2022: Make way for the fiber-fueled future
LRTV Interviews | 6/17/2022

Mari Silbey, senior director of partnerships and outreach at US Ignite, joins the Light Reading team to discuss takeaways from the Fiber Connect conference in Nashville.

FCC plagued by 'materially deficient' filings in Huawei, ZTE swap-out
News Analysis | 6/17/2022

'Of the 181 applications filed with the commission, 122 were found to be initially materially deficient,' FCC chief Jessica Rosenworcel told Congress of the agency's 'rip and replace' program.

Cisco's Jonathan Davidson: Working globally to connect more people
LRTV Interviews | 6/17/2022

Cisco EVP talks about the projects aimed at reducing the digital divide and how private 5G-as-a-service could help.

Vodafone Italy talks up nationwide Cat-M
News Analysis | 6/17/2022

The operator flagged local company Raliacom, which manufactures vehicle-tracking devices, as its first customer.

NTT Docomo takes the metaverse plunge
News Analysis | 6/17/2022

The company is eyeing the industrial metaverse, but most telcos remain on sidelines. Docomo is aiming at non-telecom services accounting for half of revenue in three years.

Eurobites: UK does its own thing on data
News Analysis | 6/17/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russia fines Google for data mismanagement; Hyperoptic lands social housing gig in London; emergency video calls enables for UK sign language users.

Finland's Teleste plummets on new profit warning
News Analysis | 6/17/2022

Component shortages triggered by war and disease are hurting the Finnish equipment maker, and costs are on the rise.

Craighead Electric's Jeremiah Sloan on lighting up Arkansas with fiber
LRTV Interviews | 6/16/2022

Jeremiah Sloan, CEO, Craighead Electric, discusses the co-op's work in rural Arkansas and a new partnership with electric co-ops across the state to deliver a wholesale fiber network.

Podcast: Cisco's Masum Mir on the reality and hype of the metaverse
LRTV Interviews | 6/16/2022

In this podcast, Masum Mir, VP and GM of engineering at Cisco, discusses changes on the horizon for networks and network security to support the so-called metaverse, and how Cisco's relationship with the cable industry is evolving.

Verizon's C-band woes could stretch into 2023, FAA letter hints
News Analysis | 6/16/2022

A new letter from the acting head of the FAA sheds more light on the fight between 5G providers and the airlines over C-band interference. The news isn't great for Verizon.

Navigating a 'generational moment' in broadband funding is no small feat
News Analysis | 6/16/2022

While this is a 'generational moment in terms of federal funding,' navigating the process of distributing the funds in coordination with local and state governments won't be simple, said AT&T's Chris Altomari.

Nobody has the foggiest about the edge
Morris Lore | 6/16/2022

Does edge computing decentralization make sense? What form should it take? What role is left for network operators? The telecom industry is still seeking answers.

T-Mobile spruces up international plans amid summer of 'revenge travel'
News Analysis | 6/16/2022

Among T-Mobile's newest offerings, customers on its Magenta Max plan can get 5GB of free, high-speed data each month at 'up to 5G speeds' in over 210 countries.

Omdia's Julie Kunstler on how fiber is challenging the cable industry
LRTV Interviews | 6/16/2022

Julie Kunstler, senior principal analyst at Omdia, discusses new broadband deployment strategies and the challenges facing the cable industry as fiber competition ramps up in the US.

5G boosts revenue growth in US, China and South Korea
News Analysis | 6/16/2022

'Mobile service revenue is currently increasing 3-4% per annum (levels not seen since 2012) and 5G is one, but not the only, factor,' wrote Strategy Analytics analyst Philip Kendall.

India to hold 5G spectrum auction in July
News Analysis | 6/16/2022

After a deal on private networks, 5G should finally launch by the end of 2022 – while a token unveiling may happen during Independence Day celebrations.

Qualcomm wins fight against €1B EU fine
News Analysis | 6/16/2022

EU General Court annuls fine, citing 'procedural irregularities' by the European Commission in its case against the chipmaker.

Render's Sam Pratt on using tech to streamline fiber network builds
LRTV Interviews | 6/16/2022

Sam Pratt, CEO of Render Networks, discusses how his company's geospatial technology helps accelerate fiber deployment by streamlining the construction process.

Broadband 'absolutely still a growth business,' Charter CFO says
News Analysis | 6/16/2022

Charter expects to shed some broadband subs amid the transition to the ACP. Despite this 'special circumstance,' Charter's CFO still expects the overall broadband picture to stay positive in Q2.

CostQuest counts 23-25M homes, businesses unserved or underserved by broadband
CxO Spotlight | 6/16/2022

James Stegeman, CEO of CostQuest, discusses his company's work with the FCC on a forthcoming federal broadband map that will determine how billions in broadband grant funding gets divided amongst US states and territories.

Eurobites: Apple faces £768M iPhone go-slow claim in UK
News Analysis | 6/16/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM, Ericsson go network slicing in Italy; Quickline expands with ADVA gear; is music streaming fading out?

Traditional retail stores not part of WOW's mobile game plan, CEO says
News Analysis | 6/15/2022

Instead, WOW will rely heavily on digital/online sales and lean on Reach Mobile to handle most customer interactions, says CEO Teresa Elder.

Money for Nothing, a new kid on the smartphone block
News Analysis | 6/15/2022

The startup company led by Carl Pei secured more than $200 million in funding and is set to unveil the design of debut Nothing smartphone tomorrow.

Cellnex outlines neutral host 'edgeco' ambitions
News Analysis | 6/15/2022

The Spanish infrastructure company has emerged as one of Europe's biggest towercos. Now it is targeting the telco edge.

FBA's Deborah Kish on the economic, social and safety benefits of building fiber
LRTV Interviews | 6/15/2022

Deborah Kish, VP of research and workforce development at the Fiber Broadband Association, discusses the organization's research on how fiber deployments are improving communities and shares updates about OpTIC: the FBA's new fiber optic technician training program.

Amazon, Walmart start launching drones, but stay mum on 5G
News Analysis | 6/15/2022

Walmart is boasting of its ability to reach 4 million US households across six states with its drones. But the company isn't saying anything about how 5G might be involved.

China carmaker Geely launches into mobiles, satellites
News Analysis | 6/15/2022

Subsidiary Hubei Xingji Shidai Technology this week acquired control of Alibaba-backed handset firm Meizu for an undisclosed amount.

Europe's smartphone market hit by headwinds in Q1
News Analysis | 6/15/2022

Smartphone shipments in the region fell by 12% in Q1 2022, according to Counterpoint Research.

Cisco's Robin Olds on fiber funding, supply challenges and automation
LRTV Interviews | 6/15/2022

Robin Olds, business development manager at Cisco, discusses opportunities for the company and industry at large as the US ramps up federal funding for fiber deployment.

Halo's 5G remotely piloted cars remain MIA in Vegas
News Analysis | 6/15/2022

A T-Mobile release in January 2021 suggested Halo 'expects to begin offering rides to customers later this year.' But that doesn't appear to have happened.

Virginia's broadband director on using BEAD funding to close the digital divide
LRTV Interviews | 6/15/2022

Dr. Tamarah Holmes, director of the office of broadband for the state of Virginia, discusses how the state has ramped up broadband infrastructure investments over the years, its work on broadband mapping and how forthcoming BEAD funding can help the state expand its efforts to close the digital divide.

Cisco CEO: Navigating constant crisis is the new reality
News Analysis | 6/15/2022

Supporting and securing the network is rapidly evolving as data and applications are massively distributed and effectively delivered 'everywhere,' CEO Chuck Robbins said at the annual Cisco Live event.

Eurobites: Vodafone flicks switch on 'self-powering' mast
News Analysis | 6/15/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica wants to reuse network gear; Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier beefs up its network monitoring; Africa Data Centres expands in SA.

Dish's 5G goes live across the country
News Analysis | 6/14/2022

Dish is selling unlimited 5G calling, texting and data services for $30 per month. 'There are no data caps - these are truly unlimited data plans,' according to the company.

NBCU chief sees bright days ahead despite pandemic, inflation
News Analysis | 6/14/2022

Painting a rosy picture for the Comcast unit, NBCUniversal Chairman & CEO Jeff Shell says the movie, TV programming and theme park business is 'roaring back' from pandemic disruptions of the past two years.

Google starts selling private 5G
News Analysis | 6/14/2022

Google is positioning its new offering as an alternative to corporate Wi-Fi networks that the company said might not meet enterprise customers' needs for reliability, security and coverage.

EPB's Katie Espeseth on delivering the 'world's fastest Internet' in Chattanooga
LRTV Interviews | 6/14/2022

Katie Espeseth, vice president at EPB, discusses progress the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, has made with fiber delivery, how it's paved the way for economic growth and more.

The edge remains a sad story for the telecom world
News Analysis | 6/14/2022

Operators have been talking up the edge opportunity for years, but the main beneficiaries seem to lie outside the telecom sector.

Verizon to expand 5G capacity, speed with 3.5GHz CBRS
News Analysis | 6/14/2022

For years it has been using the CBRS spectrum band to improve its 4G network, but thanks to a new test with vendor Ericsson, the operator said it's ready to put 5G into the band.

Clearfield CMO on fiber funding and Nestor Cables acquisition
LRTV Interviews | 6/14/2022

Kevin Morgan, CMO at Clearfield, on the company's recent acquisition of Nestor Cables and what fiber-friendly federal funding rules mean for Clearfield, its clients and the future of connectivity in the US.

Huawei's auto business rebounds
News Analysis | 6/14/2022

The Wenjie M5, the first model to be equipped with Huawei's Harmony OS, is reportedly the fastest to reach 10,000 units sold in China.

Nokia ties up with Innventure on 'groundbreaking' cooling tech
News Analysis | 6/14/2022

Duo creates new company Accelsius to accelerate go-to-market of tech developed by Nokia Bell Labs.

TIM wins €725M of Italy's 5G funding pot
News Analysis | 6/14/2022

The Italian operator is responsible for building the backhaul fiber links for 11,000 5G basestations in Italy.

World regulators look for consensus around 6G
News Analysis | 6/14/2022

Through two world wars, the creation of the Internet and the rise of the smartphone, the ITU has made communications work. Now the agency is focusing on 6G.

SeaChange-Triller deal is a no-go
News Analysis | 6/14/2022

SeaChange, a supplier of video tech and software, and Triller have agreed to terminate a merger that was announced in late 2021. They killed the deal after determining it could not be completed by June 30, 2022.

Four forces driving 1-Gig as 'new global standard' – report
Broadband World News | 6/14/2022

Consumer demand, operator technology upgrades, marketing and high levels of investment are all contributing to 1-Gig growth globally, says analyst firm Omdia.

Eurobites: Brexit fallout frustrating Openreach fiber rollout – Selley
News Analysis | 6/14/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK altnets on the march; A1 Telekom Austria goes network slicing; 5G all at sea.

DZS CEO talks M&A, fiber funding and the need for 1-Gig broadband
LRTV Interviews | 6/13/2022

DZS CEO Charlie Vogt talks about the influx of federal broadband funding and how his company is cutting costs for service providers by giving them more visibility into their customer networks.

Some telecom vendors see silver lining amid economic woes
News Analysis | 6/13/2022

'Macro slowdown in other parts of the economy could help free up semi [conductor] capacity for networking gear,' wrote the financial analysts at Rosenblatt Securities in a recent note to investors.

5G Americas on mile markers for 5G and the digital divide
LRTV Interviews | 6/13/2022

5G Americas' Chris Pearson provides an update on the global state of 5G and what's making a difference in lessening the digital divide.

Starry needs another $1B to fund ambitious growth plan – analyst
News Analysis | 6/13/2022

Starry, the fixed wireless operator, has vast potential but will need more funds to pull off a vision to service 13 million homes and connect 640,000 subs in the next five years, according to MoffettNathanson.

Qualcomm jumps on RIC bandwagon with Cellwize takeover
News Analysis | 6/13/2022

Chips giant adds to its burgeoning RAN portfolio with a move for the Israeli software developer.

Open RAN specialists are a dying breed
Morris Lore | 6/13/2022

Several suppliers have now expanded their product offerings in a development that calls open RAN logic into question.

KT plows $9B into digital diversification
News Analysis | 6/13/2022

The South Korean operator is making a big bet on cloud, media and artificial intelligence as its telco unit struggles.

Telefónica, Repsol JV takes shape as Solar360
News Analysis | 6/13/2022

First announced in March, the new joint venture creates yet another adjacent service offering for the Spanish telco.

Eurobites: Vodafone lays claim to UK top spot for fiber
News Analysis | 6/13/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Prospects bright for Open Fiber/TIM deal; Orange to test and rate smartphone cameras; UK watchdog investigates mobile ecosystem duopoly.

Telcos and tech companies slug it out for 5G spectrum in India
News Analysis | 6/13/2022

Indian service providers and technology companies are hardening battle lines over the distribution of 5G spectrum for private networks.

AT&T fiber field trial pumps out 20-Gig symmetrical speeds
News Analysis | 6/10/2022

AT&T's field test was run on a production network involving five miles of fiber using central office tech from Nokia paired with customer premises equipment (CPE) outfitted with FPGAs.

NTIA chief defends broadband rules in Senate hearing
Broadband World News | 6/10/2022

Broadband rules also drew criticism from the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) which called NTIA's fiber focus 'contrary to Congress' tech-neutral design' of the infrastructure law.

2TB 'super power users' growing faster than 1TB users – OpenVault study
News Analysis | 6/10/2022

Although average data consumption hit 513.8 gigabytes in Q1 2022, up 11% year-over-year, consumption actually dropped 4.2% versus the prior quarter, according to OpenVault's latest Broadband Insights Report.

High industry hopes for IoT boost through RedCap
News Analysis | 6/10/2022

Finalization of 3GGP Release 17 includes 5G Reduced Capability (RedCap) New Radio specification. Proponents think it's the shot in the arm that IoT needs.

Globe mulls $1.5B tower sale in Philippines – report
News Analysis | 6/10/2022

Globe Telecom is encouraged by the success of rival PLDT in selling off its tower assets.

As 5G licensing gathers pace, Huawei talks up IP creds
News Analysis | 6/10/2022

Alan Fan, head of Huawei's IP department, says more than 2 billion smartphones have been licensed with Huawei IP in the past five years – around 27% of the total.

VPN providers remove servers from India to protest new rules
News Analysis | 6/10/2022

The action is in response to a government mandate on storing information about customers to boost cybersecurity.

What's the story? All roads lead to 10G
LRTV Interviews | 6/10/2022

The Cable Next-Gen Europe Digital Symposium will explore how European cable operators and their American counterparts are taking different approaches to reaching 10G.

Vodafone preps spinoff of €900M IoT business
News Analysis | 6/10/2022

Buried in the operator's recently published annual report is the revelation that its IoT business could soon become independent.

Eurobites: Ericsson could face $300M SEC fine over Iraq mess – analyst
News Analysis | 6/10/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH rollout slows in France; the Mouse marches into the MENA region; Ofcom appoints new spectrum boss.

Orange brings SD-WAN and AI to evolution of enterprise IT
LRTV Interviews | 6/9/2022

Orange Business Services executives discuss the SD-WAN deployment to nearly 1,200 Siemens sites plus the launch of Service Manage-Watch.

Ukrainian refugees phoning home boost voice traffic sevenfold
News Analysis | 6/9/2022

Scale of human displacement caused by Russian invasion of Ukraine is put into sharp relief by carrier traffic stats collated by i3forum Insights.

Huawei's big role in open source threatens new security backlash
News Analysis | 6/9/2022

Chinese companies are among the biggest contributors to Kubernetes, and not everyone buys the arguments about open-source security.

Streaming buys strike the right balance in TV ad campaigns – Comcast study
News Analysis | 6/9/2022

A new annual Comcast Advertising study suggests that advertisers allocate up to 30% of their premium video budget toward streaming, but still spend the bulk of their ad dollars on traditional TV.

VEON offloads Georgia unit for $45M
News Analysis | 6/9/2022

VEON, the emerging-markets operator that counts Russia as its biggest market, sells another opco after the 2020 Armenia divestment.

Cox explores a smart TV strategy
News Analysis | 6/9/2022

Cox, which already has an X1 syndication deal with Comcast, is looking into a platform approach of delivering services and apps without a set-top box, exec says.

Eurobites: Court upholds Swisscom's $73.4M pay-TV fine
News Analysis | 6/9/2022

Also in today's EME regional roundup: Sparkle connects Benetton; Three hikes prices for pay-as-you-go customers; Salt savors network success in Switzerland.

Star's Ukraine contingency plans in place since 2014
News Analysis | 6/9/2022

Chairman of the IT software company says advanced planning has helped increase employees' safety in the wake of Russia's invasion.

The five keys to unlocking Internet equity
LRTV Interviews | 6/8/2022

University of Chicago's Nick Feamster shares his team's work on mapping the digital divide with the Internet Equity Initiative.

WideOpenWest soft launches mobile service
News Analysis | 6/8/2022

In partnership with Reach Mobile, WideOpenWest has begun to market four mobile service options that start at $15 per month for a 'Basic' package and top out at $45 per month for an 'All-In Unlimited' plan.

EU politicos spar over what big tech pays for infrastructure use
News Analysis | 6/8/2022

Rights groups argue that forcing big tech to share the cost of building telecoms networks would undermine EU net neutrality rules.

Nokia, Cellnex deepen ties on private wireless networks
News Analysis | 6/8/2022

The duo says they are stepping up their private networks' commitment in Europe, although 5G only gets fleeting mention.

Reliability paramount in home broadband, former Comcast CTO says
News Analysis | 6/8/2022

Multi-gigabit speeds to the home is on trend, but 'massive reliability' across every link in the local area network is critical, says Plume board appointee Tony Werner.

Leading telcos in Europe and US have cut 292K jobs since 2015
News Analysis | 6/8/2022

As automation gathers pace, combined headcount at some of the world's biggest operators continues its seemingly irreversible decline.

Bandwidth demand set to rebound: TeleGeography
News Analysis | 6/8/2022

Demand from over-the-top players is set to drive a bandwidth rebound on the trans-Atlantic cable route.

Harmonic ready to teach old Cisco nodes some new tricks
News Analysis | 6/8/2022

Harmonic has released an upgrade kit that enables Cisco GS7000 nodes to support the distributed access architecture and DOCSIS 4.0 as the widely-deployed Cisco equipment nears its end-of-life.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia agrees first tranche of job cuts – report
News Analysis | 6/8/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom turns to 700MHz for rural 5G; Telefonica Tech hooks up with Constella Intelligence; EU plumps for USB-C charging port as standard.

Career assist: The evolution of the mentor/sponsor relationship
News Analysis | 6/7/2022

Experts from T-Mobile and Verizon share how relationships with mentors, sponsors and coaches evolve over the course of a career.

SKT launches second 5G edge zone in Seoul
News Analysis | 6/7/2022

SK Telecom is using AWS Wavelength to support its 5G edge computing strategy.

India's much-awaited 5G spectrum auction set to be delayed again
News Analysis | 6/7/2022

The Indian government was planning to hold the 5G spectrum auction in June, with commercial launch on August 15, but appears likely to delay.

Nextlink plugs the power of 6GHz for fixed wireless access
CxO Spotlight | 6/7/2022

In this podcast, Claude Aiken, the new chief strategy officer and chief legal officer of Nextlink Internet, discusses the company trial of gigabit-class fixed wireless speeds over the 6GHz band. Aiken also offers an important update on how the regulatory landscape is shaping up in the band.

IndyCar and NTT take predictive analytics to the speedway
LRTV Interviews | 6/7/2022

Bennett Indart, VP of SMART world solutions for NTT, and IndyCar's SJ Luedtke join the podcast to explain what it takes from a network standpoint to collect and analyze the data produced during the race.

Hughes tries to bridge the digital divide in Mexico
News Analysis | 6/7/2022

Hughes Network Systems is teaming with a handful of partners to bring satellite broadband connectivity to more than 7,200 sites in rural, underserved parts of Mexico.

Eurobites: Orange extends Nokia's networks contract in Poland
News Analysis | 6/7/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM gives cloud support to Salesforce; Telefonica Tech adds Netskope security; Yandex boss steps down.

Investors circle Italian fiber provider Irideos
News Analysis | 6/6/2022

Spanish private equity firm Asterion, which already owns Retelit, has reportedly made a bid for Irideos.

Comcast unit lands another international streaming win
News Analysis | 6/6/2022

Deutsche Telekom has tapped Comcast Technology Solutions' Cloud TV Suite as the new backend platform for its Magenta TV service in selected European markets, starting in Austria.

NTT Docomo to start 6G trials with Nokia
News Analysis | 6/6/2022

The Japanese operator said it would begin indoor trials before March 2023 and outdoor trials over the following 12 months.

GAO: US needs a national broadband strategy
Broadband World News | 6/6/2022

A new study counts over 100 broadband programs administered by 15 agencies and calls the federal approach to closing the digital divide 'fragmented and overlapping.'

Cox to invest $400M in network to reach underserved areas
News Analysis | 6/6/2022

Network expansion has become the name of the game in an industry that's been grappling with a slowing pace of broadband subscriber growth.

Google Fi starts sharing MVNO revenues with Wi-Fi operators at big venues
News Analysis | 6/6/2022

Google's Orion Wifi is available to Wi-Fi providers in the US at malls, retail stores, and other public spaces. 'Cellular carriers pay to put their subscribers on your Wi-Fi network,' Orion Wifi boasts.

Overcoming the credibility conundrum
News Analysis | 6/6/2022

Executives from AT&T, MetTel and Boingo on accessing leadership and education programs, speaking up and taking credit for success, and identifying allies.

Eurobites: Nokia lands 5G SA core deal in Latvia
News Analysis | 6/6/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU looks likely to push for standard phone charger; CityFibre scores new financing package; Truphone sold for GB pound 1.

With VoNR launch, T-Mobile eyes an all-5G future
News Analysis | 6/3/2022

T-Mobile is currently offering Voice over 5G New Radio in 'limited areas' of Portland, Oregon, and Salt Lake City, and plans to expand the service to more areas this year and next.

Ciena CEO: Supply chain constraints reach 'most volatile' levels
News Analysis | 6/3/2022

The network equipment vendor managed to grow revenues by 14% in its fiscal second quarter, but strong demand was overshadowed by worsening supply chain constraints that caused its backlog to balloon to more than $4 billion.

Korean telcos' air taxi rivalry takes flight
News Analysis | 6/3/2022

The Korean government has set 2025 as the target starting data for commercially available urban air services.

Huawei ranks #1 in new 5G patent survey
News Analysis | 6/3/2022

Tech+IP said its new rankings are derived from an assessment not only of raw patent filings but also their geographic location, relation to other patents and position within the 5G standard.

Q1 growth for Americas balances losses in optical transport market
News Analysis | 6/2/2022

In North America and Latin America, optical transport revenue was up 25% and 19% year-over-year, respectively.

IBM hires Nokia vet to head up telco biz
News Analysis | 6/2/2022

Stephen Rose, a longtime Nokia executive, is now 'driving multibillion dollar P&L delivering technology, products and solutions to Communications Services Providers and Enterprise clients' for IBM.

Insatiable DigitalBridge kicking the tires on Radius – report
News Analysis | 6/2/2022

'Based on management commentary and our own channel checks, we believe DigitalBridge has interest in acquiring Radius Global,' according to the financial analysts at Cowen.

MyBundle.TV hooks up with Sling TV
News Analysis | 6/2/2022

The Dish-owned OTT-TV streaming service is the first to allow MyBundle.TV to bill services through an aggregation platform being used by dozens of US broadband service operators.

Starlink surpasses 400K subscribers worldwide
News Analysis | 6/2/2022

Meanwhile, Elon Musk claims SpaceX has already produced the first heavy-duty 'Gen2' Starlink satellite, which is seven meters long and 2,755 pounds.

Dish eyes RAN sharing, but tower companies remain reticent
News Analysis | 6/2/2022

'This is a perfect case for RAN sharing, neutral hosting,' said Sidd Chenumolu, VP of technology development for Dish. However, 'we are not there yet.'

Optus calls on regulator to kill Telstra-TPG deal
News Analysis | 6/1/2022

Optus can't match Telstra's coverage footprint, especially in 5G, and the partnership threatens to erase Optus' coverage and price advantages over TPG.

Aervivo raises another $3M for FWA ambitions
News Analysis | 6/1/2022

'Our goal for the remainder of this year is to work with our ISP partners to scale the numerous commercial pilots of our connectivity platform,' said the company's CEO.

OnGo Alliance touts 4G progress, 5G ambitions for CBRS
News Analysis | 6/1/2022

The OnGo Alliance counts 250,000 sites around the country broadcasting wireless signals in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band. In comparison, the group estimates 100,000 sites are broadcasting 5G signals.

DZS splashes out $25M for Assia assets
News Analysis | 6/1/2022

After closing a deal that covers Assia's CloudCheck and Expresse products, DZS says revenue tied to software and services is on pace to reach $50 million annually and climb to $100 million by 2025.

India's Jio, Airtel to provide 4G services in unconnected villages
News Analysis | 6/1/2022

A total of 7,287 villages are expected to benefit in 44 Aspirational Districts across Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Odisha.

Vivendi remains awkward element in TIM's fixed ambitions
News Analysis | 6/1/2022

French media giant reportedly warns that the price must be right for it to support the sale of TIM's fixed network.

Nokia mobile chief has harsh words for open RAN
News Analysis | 6/1/2022

Tommi Uitto doubts the new-look technology will buoy competition or lower costs and implementation remains a nightmare, he tells Light Reading.

5G providers begin nickel-and-diming their way to growth
DanoVision | 6/1/2022

'5G has not been enough to attract wireless consumers to higher priced rate plans,' wrote the analysts at LightShed Partners. 'We are skeptical faster 5G is inducing many subscribers to upgrade.' Enter the admin fees.

Eurobites: BT Warner Bros £633M sport TV tie-up under scrutiny
News Analysis | 6/1/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica shortlists for fiber network; Telia finalises Tet sale, announces share buy back after tower sale; Virgin Media O2 is one; Europe turns to telemedicine.

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